Zapped! Mr. Toad Complete Thanks to Bruce!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Spr175psu

    Spr175psu Well-Known Member

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    I'm not even sure where to begin this story. I feel like Scuttle at the beginning of the Little Mermaid ride.

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    I'll try it this way. If anyone has been following my continued efforts to become a Mr. Toad completist, I have been down to 1 left for a few months now and found someone who had the last remaining pin but kept flaking out when it actually came time to sell to me.

    Finally, after about 6 weeks of constant nagging (I know I would say I would stop...but I didn't), he sold to me as he has been traveling for work all of this time.

    That pin came today! It will be included in another thread, in addition to the mail days thread.

    But alas, after I solidified that deal, the OCD in me started reviewing pinpics and realized that I had missed a pin, that there was actually 1 more pin, a pin with 68 Wants and 0 trades on pinpics, not on ebay, and I quickly became defeated. So close, but so far

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    When all hope was lost, something amazing happened! Through PTDB, I discovered that the inimitable, incredible, utterly amazing Bruce (@bcol) had this final pin in his collection!! I figured I would take a chance, ask him if he were willing to trade, knowing full well that the pin also had Mulan in it and that he wouldn't possibly want to just trade it away.

    What happened next is what makes Bruce the absolute best of the best. Without equivocation, without hesitation, without even really wanting anything for it, he asked for my address and sent it priority mail the very next day.

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    So without further adieu. I present the final Mr. Toad pin.

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    And it wasn't even just any old pin, it was an unbelievably massive pin. I had no idea!

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    And that's not even all! Was there actually a zap on top of a zap? A double secret surprise zap?

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    Yes, and it was the best thing ever!!

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    My wife can attest, I legitimately gasped and then squealed! She knows how long I have been looking for a Mr. Toad button. Just two days ago, while we were at the beach, we came across a rather large hobbies and collectibles store that had a lot of Disney buttons. I had high hopes and was like "uhh, have you heard of Mr. Toad? Where can I find your Mr. Toad memorabilia?" I don't think I need to say what the gentleman's response was.

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    I know I can't possibly make it up to you, but I sure am going to try. Your gift actually left me speechless, which is not something that happens often. Thank you so very much, Bruce!

    For the first time ever, I present to my beloved DPF family, my completed Mr. Toad board. Thank you, thank you, thank you all so very much for all of your help, kind words, advice, support, and being the absolute best community that I could have ever hoped for.

    I'm so happy that I stumbled upon this board 3.5 years ago and what started as a labor of love back in October, 2015 to help me commemorate one of my favorite memories during an otherwise difficult childhood is now complete...until Disney releases more Mr. Toad pins of course.

    There's still plenty of space for many more Toad pins so come on, Disney, the 70th anniversary is in 3 months! Get moving!

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    Thank you all so much and thank you, Bruce, for your incredible generosity and for making this possible. I absolute couldn't have done this without the help from this community and probably would have given up a long time ago without your support.

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  2. DisneyJ

    DisneyJ RIP Jack

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  3. akarih

    akarih Disappearing Cat Enthusiast

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    Congrats congrats congrats! That's so cool!

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  4. slbrabham

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    Great story and use if gifs. Congrats!
     
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  5. theoucharis

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    Congrats, Shaya. Great zap, Bruce.

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  6. Booger1964

    Booger1964 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Congrats!
     
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  7. ItzaPinfan

    ItzaPinfan Noob

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    Holy smokes this is amazing! Yay!!! Celebration indeed. I suddenly feel like this massive responsibility to keep my eye out for new OE pins with toad as they pop up and keep you informed...lol


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  8. momin.ator

    momin.ator Well-Known Member

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    Wow! just Wow!
     
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  9. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky Cheshirefied DPF Charter Member

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    Congrats!
     
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  10. CCofRR13

    CCofRR13 Well-Known Member

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    WOW....just WOW! Congratulations!!!!!
     
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  11. caw caw rawr

    caw caw rawr Squirrel!

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    Congratulations! Hooray for great people and great pins!
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  12. LittleBird

    LittleBird Kimagination

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    Absolutely amazing. Bruce is the best. HUGE congrats!!
     
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  13. bookhugger

    bookhugger I love books!

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    Congratulations!
     
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  14. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    Congrats! I didn't even realize that pin had Mr. Toad on it...all I saw was Mulan! :D

    BTW, looks like Pin Trading Database really helped out! :)
     
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  15. SoraPandora

    SoraPandora I'm SoraPandora again!

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    Congratulations!


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  16. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    Congrats, and way to go Bruce!!!!
     
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  17. summerskin

    summerskin I control the weather

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    This might be my favorite zap ever. @bcol you are the best.

    Congrats on being a completist and your board is amazing!
     
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  18. Ajk

    Ajk Not so new anymore.

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    Absolutely incredible. Congrats!
     
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  19. DoReMarie

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    Congratulations! This is amazing!!!
     
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  20. Tokaji

    Tokaji Pins and Needles

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    Congrats, and way to go Bruce!! What a great collection!
     
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  21. Disneychildwithin

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    Incredible!! I'm just popping in and this is what I come upon...so very cool. Congrats Shaya, and super awesome of you @bcol!

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    Congratulations!
     
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  23. Motba

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    That is soooo incredible!! Congratulations!!!!! And perfect zap, @bcol!!!
     
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  24. Pinfanatics

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    What a fantastic read! Congrats, that is so exciting! Hooray!
     
  25. MischiefMade

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    What an INCREDIBLE zap! Congrats on the completion of your Mr Toad Collection!

    @bcol what an incredible kind zap. You're the best!
     

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